HLTH 236 MIDTERM REVIEW - C hapter 1 Tuskegee syphilis...

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Chapter 1 Tuskegee syphilis study – Who? What? When? Where? Who: study involved 600 black men. 399 with syphilis and 201 who did not have the disease. Researchers said they were being treated when in fact they were not being treated correctly. What: researchers underestimated the length of the study and were involved in a lawsuit from the NAACP, which entitled all participants to free medical and burial services. The Tuskegee health benefit program was made to provide these services. It also gave health services for wives, widows, and children who had been infected because of the study. When: 1932 to 1972 Where: Macon County, Alabama Racial Category terms and terminology uses Race/ethnicity refers to the set of categories used to group individuals Minority refers to all of the groups generically Black and African American refer to people of African descent (including African Americans, native Africans, and persons from the Caribbean and south America) Hispanic/latino refers to people central and south America (including mexico), the Spanish-speaking Caribbean (Puerto rico, cuba, and dominican republic), and brazil. American Indian refers to all indigenous Americans from what is now the continental united states. Alaska natives refers to indigenous populations of Alaska. Asian/pacific islander refers to persons having origins in any of the original peoples of the far east, southeast asia, the Indian subcontinent, or the pacific islands. (china, india, japan, korea, the phillippine islands, and samoa) Racial/ethnic minorities health status Generally have worse health status than whites and higher fertility rates than white Americans. Why is it important to study minority health? An aging society combined with increasing proportions of minorities – will place increasing demands on a health care system that seems ill- prepared to handle it. Thus it’s important for minority health to be a central feature of training programs in. Civil Rights Act of 1964
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Prohibited discrimination in public accommodations such as mass transportation, restaurants, and hotels on the basis of race, color, religion, or national origin. Chapter 2 Nature of race and ethnicity Blumenbach 1775 classified humans into 5-fold classification 1. Caucasian or white 2. Mongolian or yellow 3. Malayan or brown 4. Negro or black 5. American or red Race concept Problems with the race concepts 1. The concept has not been clearly defined no consistently applied 2. There is no consensus definition of race 3. Race is often confounded with other related concepts such as ethnicity and nationality 4. The existence of races has little support from biological or genetic research One-drop rule Means that one-drop of non-white blood makes a person a member of that group. Policy for determining racial status
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2011 for the course HLTH 236 taught by Professor Toone during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.

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HLTH 236 MIDTERM REVIEW - C hapter 1 Tuskegee syphilis...

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